Helping families and young adults change their lives for the better. That is what the Transitional Living Program at Youth Bridge is all about.
"We kind of establish them, get them a home, get them a job," says Youth Bridge's Travis Byram. "We help a lot of people. We have 20 clients, seven of which are under the age of four."
The program also provides young adults in need of a place to stay along with classes and other useful tools for independent living.
"One of the things they teach us is how to be adults," explains Kendra Sturgis, a new mother enrolled in the program. "We're coming at a time when you need to grow up and they teach you how to do that," says Sturgis.
Whether they're getting a hand with diapers for their kids or learning new life skills, those enrolled say they are thankful for the help.
Sturgis says, "This program is very helpful, but you have to be ready to make the steps to change your life for your child or whatever your situation is."
Organizers say teaching the people enrolled how to stand up on their own makes it all worthwhile.
"They tell us how it helped them to get the footing to take the next step in their life," says Byram.